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City council, community to discuss if Acting Commissioner Harrison should officially get the job

Posted at 7:18 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 07:25:25-05

BALTIMORE — It's been almost a month since Michael Harrison assumed the role of Baltimore’s acting police commissioner.

This week the city will get one step closer to finding out if he will get the job permanently. Harrison's nomination hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

It's a chance for city council members as well as the public to discuss whether Harrison should officially get the job.

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Harrison has already been in the spotlight updating the public on investigations into several recent homicides. His most recent investigation, providing the latest developments on the investigation into Jacquelyn Smith's murder.

Over the past few weeks, Harrison hosted a few public "meet and greets" throughout the city. It gave people in Baltimore the chance to get to know him.

It was also an opportunity for him to address any questions or concerns.

Harrison is the former superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department and he is in line to be the top paid city employee. Last month, the board of estimates approved a 5-year contract for Harrison, who would make $275,000 a year with raises of three-percent each year.

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His deal also ensures that if the city council rejects his nomination, he would still get a year's pay.

The hearing is set for this Wednesday at City Hall at 5:00 a.m. it’s open to the public.